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This November, Third Coast International Audio Festival presented The Fest: two weeks of podcasts live on-stage, in venues across Chicago.

 Since 2000, Third Coast has been a leading curator of audio storytelling and has supported generations of makers around the world. Check out our library of sound-rich stories, our podcasts, the annual Third Coast Conference, and more. 

 
 
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REVEAL

7 PM @ REVA & DAVID LOGAN CENTER

Reveal dives deep with white nationalists, Trump insiders, and thought-leaders across the political spectrum to better understand what’s fueling violent protests across the US. Join host Al Letson as he presents a dramatic solo performance, based on his work for the Peabody-Award-winning investigative podcast. This show is presented in partnership with WBEZ’s Podcast Passport Series.

WHY OH WHY

7:30 PM @ CHICAGO THEATER WORKS

Called a “celebration of human awkwardness” by NPR, the Why Oh Why podcast from Panoply explores the quirks of modern dating. Join host Andrea Silenzi for a live podcast taping, including an old-fashioned dating game featuring Chicago’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.

RE:SOUND LIVE!

7:30 PM @ THALIA HALL

Third Coast International Audio Festival's flagship radio show, Re:sound, brings you an exclusive night of original stories, from the previously unspoken to the deliciously unexpected. Featuring Phoebe Judge (Criminal), Adriana Cardona (Univision), Roman Mars (99% Invisible), The Neo-Futurists, Gwen Macsai (Re:sound), live music, and more.

 

Code switch

8 PM @ HARRIS THEATER

A live taping of NPR's Code Switch, tackling the constantly-shifting and overlapping themes of race, ethnicity, and culture and how they play out in people's lives in an increasingly diverse America. Join Chicago native Eve Ewing, WBEZ's Natalie Moore, comedian Hari Kondabolu, and more. This show is presented in partnership with WBEZ’s Podcast Passport Series. 

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LONGFORM

3 PM @ THE HIDEOUT

Join Max Linsky, co-host of Longform, a podcast featuring some of the best contemporary nonfiction storytellers, for an intimate taping. Max will interview Zoe Chace of This American Life about her start in radio, her approach to reporting the American political landscape, and what she wants to do with the rest of her life.

LOVE + RADIO

5 & 7 PM @ THE HIDEOUT

Nick van der Kolk’s Love + Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Join us for the premiere of a brand-new episode of the podcast, heard for the first time at this in-the-dark audio screening of strangers and friends. (5 PM SHOW NOW SOLD OUT)

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STAY IN THE LOOP

Hey! Wow. This year was so much fun. But it's not the end of The Fest. 

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